Hester Prynne: The First Lady in Red

Pedersen, A. B. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


I gave a paper based on the first chapter of my 2008 Master's thesis, Ladies in Red: The Eves of America. In my paper/thesis, I suggest that the character Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter is the progenitor of a trope I refer to as The Lady in Red as well as the trope of the American Eve.
Period2008 → …
Held at12th Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference, Renvall Institute, Helsinki, May 5-7, 2008, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Hester Prynne
  • American Literature
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • American Eves
  • Lady in Red
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Abject
  • Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Female Sexuality
  • Misogyny